The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science offers multi-disciplinary programs leading to a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in the areas of biomedical engineering, computational mechanics, materials science, motorsports and automotive engineering, and precision engineering and manufacturing. Within these areas, students pursue a variety of research topics that address design, manufacturing, metrology, motorsports and automotive engineering, thermal and fluid sciences, solid mechanics, bioengineering, nanomaterials, dynamic controls and instrumentation.
The objectives of the Ph.D. program are:
To provide our students with the opportunity to develop a breadth of knowledge in mechanical engineering so that they can adapt to the changing requirements of the technological workplace.
To develop engineering researchers who can contribute to the development of new knowledge and the dissemination of best practices in academic, industrial, and government environments.
To prepare graduates for personal and professional success, both as individuals and in team environments.